The summer of 2018 is starting to come to a close, meaning that the 2018 baseball summer league seasons are now officially in the books. Sharpening their skills against their fellow peers and some of college baseball’s best, members of the Louisville Cardinals baseball program made their way to 7 different baseball summer leagues. This included sending a whopping 12 players to the prestigious Cape Cod League, 4 more than what Louisville had sent the year before. Six Cardinal batters posted battings averages of .300 or above, while five Cardinal pitchers pitched for ERAs of less than 4.00.
Check out the tables below to see how all 23 Cards in summer league action performed.
Cape Cod League
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Against the best of college baseball, a few Cards shined bright in the Cape Cod League. Shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald batted .298 with a pair of home runs and 20 RBIs, while pitcher Adam Elliott was a very solid setup man out of the bullpen with an ERA of 0.60 over 10 appearances. But none shined brightest than first baseman Logan Wyatt. His .305 average, 18 RBIs, 4 home runs and strikeout to walk ratio of 24-29 earned him a spot on the 2018 CCBL All League Team.
All three Cardinal batters sent to the Northwoods League had tremendous summers at the plate. They all posted batting averages of .290 or above, with outfielders Trey Leonard driving in 2 long balls, Drew Campbell batting an astounding .331, and Ethan Stringer having only 6 more strikeouts than walks.
New England Collegiate League
Continuing to build off the momentum of his second half of the 2018 regular season, catcher Zach Britton swung a hot bat in the few games he played. He posted the highest batting average of all Cards in summer league action, with .361.
While not posting an especially impressive batting average at .250, catcher Ben Bianco did display some power. He and CCBL All-League Team selection Logan Wyatt tied for most home runs over the summer by Cards players with 4 round-trippers.
Perfect Game League
Infielders Lucas Dunn and Cameron Masterman both had very impressive summers at the plate in the Perfect Game League. Both had batting averages well over .320 while having well over 100 at-bats, and Lucas Dunn also managed to walk more than he struck out.
Coastal Plain League
Pitcher Austin Dickey, the lone UofL Coastal Plain League player, showed flashes of brilliance in the few games he played. In 6 appearances over 8.0 innings pitched, he only allowed 2 runs for an ERA of 2.25.
Great Lakes League
While not having the greatest ERA over the summer, LHP Brody Heil still showed that he has plenty of good stuff. Over six starts in the Great Lakes league, he was able to produce more than triple the amount of strikeouts than walks, with a strikeout to walk ratio of 36-11.
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